Submissions for review may be formatted in
any standard manuscript style appropriate to the discipline,
as long as they are clearly laid out and conform to the
specifications given below. While there is no absolute limit
on article length, any manuscript longer than 20 pages
(including references) is unlikely to be reviewed rapidly.
Manuscripts of such length are rarely accepted without major
revisions; as such length is almost never justified.
Contributors can greatly help the editorial process by
setting up their manuscript in accordance with the following
1. Papers must be typed in a 12 pt, left-aligned, with 1.5
line-spacing used for running text (single-spacing should be
used for examples, tables, and figures); page margins must
be at a minimum 1.25 inches on all sides.
2. The authorís name, address, or other identifying
materials (such as repeated and obvious self-citations)
should not be included, as papers will be reviewed
3. The paper must be accompanied by an abstract of no more
than 150 words; this is uploaded separately at time of
5. Pages, examples, figures, and tables must be numbered
consecutively to allow the editors and reviewers to refer to
specific material in the paper while writing reviews.
6. The paper must contain a complete list of sources cited,
given at the end of the manuscript (rather than citations
placed in footnotes); only references actually cited in the
paper should be included in the list of references.
7-The paper must contain a complete list of abbreviations
used in examples and discussion; this is usually included in
a footnote at the bottom of the first page or attached to
the end of the paragraph preceding the first interlinearized
8- Material submitted should
generally be in line with modern conventions on issues of
language and gender
9- Manuscripts submitted for review must include continuous
line numbering across all sections of text, including the
bibliography. Most word processors can automatically apply
line numbering with a single command (e.g. in MS Word go to
'Format' > 'Document Ö' > 'Layout' > 'Line Numbering'). Line
numbering applied in a word processor document will be
included on conversion to PDF, but does not affect layout,
margins, or pagination.
10- The Journal adheres to the APA reference style. Click
review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript
conforms to this reference style.
Papers that do not meet these specifications will be
returned to the author for reformatting before being sent
out for review.
11-Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication,
authors will be asked to prepare a version of their paper
that conforms specifically to the Journal style sheet for